The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and its Republic of Korean counterpart, Yonhap, have signed a five-point MoU, focusing on exclusive rights and conditions for a joint TV broadcasting project next year.

The MoU was signed by VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong and Yonhap President-cum-General Director Park Jung Chan in Seoul on November 9.

Under the MoU, the two news agencies will share experiences and technology in preparations for broadcasting new TV channels, jointly conduct free-of-charge programmes and exchange TV programmes and products.

The two agencies also pledged to establish partnership in providing consultation services in all fields of bilateral interests, exchange information, research and consultancy projects and consider facilitating the exchange of staffs.

Yonhap chief Park Jung Chan said at the signing ceremony that the accord with VNA will provide a good opportunity for the two agencies to promote long-term cooperation and improve the supply of contents for the TV broadcasting programmes to meet demand by viewers from the two countries.

He also introduced the Vietnamese delegation to Yonhap’s new model of operation which aims to meet an emerging demand for information in the new stage of development.

For his part, VNA Director Tran Mai Huong highly valued cooperation with Yonhap in the recent past and wished for “stronger cooperation in the years to come, thus contributing to the development of strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries in line with high-level commitments”.

During its five-day stay in the RoK from Nov. 9, the VNA delegation will also pay a working visit to Jeju island after Seoul./.